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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wildly Prancing Garden Gnomes...OF THE APOCALYPSE!

Last night I attacked the yard witha vengeance. I had at it with the snipper and trimmer and rake, and I ended up finishing trimming up and raking the back yard...it looks amazing actually - as sad testament to how far it had slipped into jungle status. Lets just say we could have had a whole village of gnomes living back there and not noticed...

One of the annoying things about living where I do is that the sun starts to set very early in the fall. It's at the point that it's setting behind the clouds 6:30. Even tho I started at things as soon as I got home from work, it was dark when I was about 3/4 done. Now that I was finally seeing progress I wasn't about to stop, so I figured I'd just make use of the 3 motion lights in our back yard. Combined they light up the whole backyard, but the problem is they all activate in different spots and stay lit up for only a few minutes. So I spent the last 3/4 of an hour or so raking a bit, and then prancing madly about the yard waving the rake to set the light off again so I could keep going with the raking thing again. I *did* finish but I'm sure the neighbors think I'm some sort of crazy garden gnome. It didn't help that instead of calmly raking the waist high pile of leaves at the end over to the compost pile I used my legs to push most of them over and madly pushed the leaves across the yard waving my arms and growling as I went and then giggling like a fool afterwards. I even fell into the pile once or twice for fun. It was a good time, but I think I'm now officially the neighborhood nutter.

And honestly...don't you think it's a sign of the apocalypse when you have madly prancing garden gnomes in your back yard? I for one am nervous in welcoming our new gnomish overlords...and do believe I'm going to put all my stuff in the back yard in a giant pile, sit on top of it with my wheedwhacker and keep them at bay until the cavalry comes...

3 comments:

Pacian said...

Hey Geosomin, sorry but I don't have time to read your latest post. Just thought you should know that the neighbourhood watch in your area were reporting a raving maniac in the vicinity of your house last night. Keep an eye out for her!

grapecat said...

ha ha heh heh heh

I would have joined you! *splosh*

don't worry - the gnomes are nothing to fear and do a mean job of slug annihilation if you leave beer out for them.

one of my personal philosophies is that the joy of tramping through autumn leaves is well worth the despair of stepping on the hidden dog shite. In fact, the dog shite may be the entrance fee. And yes thank you i did make that up myself and no snide remarks from you in the back!

Rimshot said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome

Damn those UK snobs.